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'''Giric''' ruled Scotland between 878 and 889, ruling jointly with his distant cousin [[Eochaid]].
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'''Giric''' ruled [[Scotland]] between 878 and 889, ruling jointly with his distant cousin [[Eochaid]].
   
He is supposed to have murdered King [[Aedh]] to get to the throne although as son of Aedh's uncle (and a former King), [[Donald I]], he had an arguable claim, whilst Eochaid did not, being descended through the female line.
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He is supposed to have murdered [[King]] [[Aedh]] to get to the [[throne]] although as son of Aedh's uncle (and a former King), [[Donald I]], he had an arguable claim, whilst Eochaid did not, being descended through the female line.
   
He and [[Eochaid]] did not, it would appear, get on well, and in 889 Giric died, in battle, fighting a distant cousin Donald, son of King [[Constantine I]], who then exiled Eochaid and took the throne as [[Donald II]]
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He and [[Eochaid]] did not, it would appear, get on well, and in 889 Giric died, in [[battle]], fighting a distant cousin Donald, son of King [[Constantine I]], who then exiled Eochaid and took the throne as [[Donald II]]
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See also:
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* [[Scottish kings]]
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[[category: monarchs (medieval)]]

Revision as of 08:41, 17 January 2005

Giric ruled Scotland between 878 and 889, ruling jointly with his distant cousin Eochaid.

He is supposed to have murdered King Aedh to get to the throne although as son of Aedh's uncle (and a former King), Donald I, he had an arguable claim, whilst Eochaid did not, being descended through the female line.

He and Eochaid did not, it would appear, get on well, and in 889 Giric died, in battle, fighting a distant cousin Donald, son of King Constantine I, who then exiled Eochaid and took the throne as Donald II

See also: